Making upgrades to your home is a known part of being a homeowner. With each passing year, you add to a list of changes that you want to make to your home; some are doable projects, and with others being the stuff of dreams. But whether you’re looking to move soon or plan to stay for years to come, making small, but impactful changes to your home are a must. Installing a water filtration system throughout your home is one of the changes that every homeowner should make. It’s the kind of improvement that won’t break the bank and is sure to increase your property value should you ever decide to sell.
What Is a Whole House Water Filtration System?
Typically, when people think of installing a water filtration system, the first thing that comes to mind is adding a faucet filter to the kitchen sink. But we invite you to think bigger. A whole house water filtration system is a tank system that’s installed outside of the house but connects to water pipes and affects the water supply that runs throughout the entire home. Having a system that treats your home’s entire water supply has become a necessity for every homeowner throughout the years, as most people aren’t getting the best experience they can have with their water. Since we are made up of 70 percent of water, the water we intake directly affects our health.
On average, only 15 percent of Americans live in soft water areas, meaning that they live in areas where their water supply has little to no extra elements like minerals, pollutants, or chemicals that cause hardness in water. Whereas the majority of people in the U.S., a whopping 85 percent, are drinking and using water from municipal water systems (also called city systems). Although these waters are treated and safe for consumption and use, they historically contain traces of lead from old pipes, chlorine, and sometimes bacteria from stormwater runoff.
Having a whole house filtration system can take you from being one of the 85 percent to one of the 15 percent of Americans who enjoy clean, clear, and great tasting water that’s free of mineral deposits like sulfates, limestone, and chalk. And the change is not only felt in your drinking water, it’s felt whenever you use water in your home.
Low Cost, Big Benefits
Because of its benefits and its tendency to increase property value, one might think that installing a filtration is incredibly expensive. Many different filtration methods can be used, including activated alumina, ultraviolet, distillation, and, activated carbon. But the most popular and effective method, Reverse Osmosis, is one of the cheapest systems a homeowner can install; costing between $300 and $3,000.
Reverse Osmosis works by filtering water through one or more membranes. This process allows disinfected water molecules to get through, but traps contaminants and dissolved solids from making their way into your water supply. Water softener, which contains activated carbon is also used to remove the telltale smell and taste that comes with having hard water. The filtration systems made by Puronics and installed by The Science of Water are self-maintaining, meaning they require little to no maintenance save for replacing the salt. And if it’s too much trouble for you to replace, we offer services for someone to replace it for you.
An added bonus: pair your system with installing new fixtures throughout the house. This not only further raises your property value by a few noticeable points, but it also gives your home an updated and modern look, which will make your home more attractive when it goes on the market.
Better Home Life Experience
While installing a whole house filtration system will impress potential buyers, it isn’t just limited to increasing your likelihood of selling your house. It also enhances the overall living experience in your home. We use water for everything: cleaning, bathing, cooking, and drinking. So why not reap the benefits of having the system installed now, rather than leaving it for only the new owners to enjoy? Here are a few ways a whole house water filtration system can make life easier:
-Save the environment (and your pocket): Gone are the days of buying countless cases of bottled water or filter cartridges because your tap water is just too difficult to drink. The average American spends $100 per year, per person on water bottles, which for larger families can be a couple of hundred dollars a year. And both bottles and filters can be harmful to the environment if they’re not properly disposed of.
-Reduce the number of rinse cycles: Many people think that their products are the reason that they feel a residue on their clothes, in their hair, on their skin, and even on dishes when they wash. The truth is, it’s the soap or detergent reacting with the calcium in your water. A filtration system can fix that, and it won’t take as long to achieve clean, thus reducing your water bill.
-Protect your appliances: You want to keep your energy-efficient appliances running efficiently. Hard water causes mineral deposit build-ups in your pipes, which leads to clogs, leaks, and reducing water pressure. It affects your appliances, too, causing them to run less efficiently, increase the number of repairs needed, and ultimately shorten their life.
Water is a huge part of our lives and the care we take with our water, in turn, takes care of us!
The Science of Water
If you’re unsure how to start with getting the best quality of water in your home, the best place to start is to do a free water test with The Science of Water. From there, we’ll use our more than 35 years of experience to help you learn more about your water and solve your problems!
To learn more about our Reverse Osmosis water solutions, contact our team at The Science of Water or read our latest blog posts to stay informed.